Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 port
Three bi-directional DVB-ASI/SDI ports
Transcoding between ASI and TSoIP

  • Description
  • Specifications
  • Available Options and Ordering Info


DTA-2160 Features

  • Transmission and reception of  Transport Streams over IP networks
  • Three independent software controllable bi-directional BNC ports, operable in ASI or SDI mode
  • Zero-jitter play-out of multiple IP streams
  • Time stamping of incoming IP packets to enable IP jitter analysis
  • Generation of two-dimensional FEC for outgoing IP streams with programmable D and L
  • Block-aligned FEC linearization
  • Uniform software access to ASI- and IP ports with DTAPI

Block Diagram

DTA-2160 - GigE + 3x ASI ports for PCI Express












DTA-2160 – Applications

  • Multiple easy-to-use TSoIP inputs and/or outputs for custom applications
  • Multipurpose ASI / IP Stream Station
  • IP jitter analysis
  • Using Xpect: monitoring of IP streams


DTA-2160 Key Attributes

Gigabit Ethernet Port
Physical layer                             IEEE 802.3ab / SMPTE 2022
Data rate                                    10/100/1000 auto sense
Connector                                  RJ-45
#Transport Streams                 Unlimited*
Aggregated TS rate                  max. 600Mbit/s
Protocol                                      UDP or RTP + opt. FEC, Unicast or Multicast

* Limited only by cumulative TS rate and PC resources

ASI/SDI Ports (3x)
Physical layer                            DVB-ASI (Coax) EN50083-9 / SMPTE 259M
Connector                                  75-Ω BNC (3x)
Rx or Tx bitrate                           0 .. 214Mbps / 270 Mpbs, 8 or 10 bit format
Return loss                                > 15dB

Buffer                                          32 MB/channel

OS                                              Win 2k8/2k12/2k16/7, 8, 10, Linux  ≥ 2.6.32, 3.x, 4x

PCI compliancy                          PCI Express v1.1,   PCIe x4

Processor                               Core i5 minimum
                                                 Core i7 recommended
                                                 Or equivalent AMD CPUs

Available Options and Ordering Info

All USA orders will be shipped from our USA warehouse. 

All other orders will be shipped from Canada.

DTA-2160  –      GigE and three ASI/SDI ports for PCI Express

DTA-2160-SLP   –      GigE and three ASI/SDI ports for PCI Express with StreamXpress and StreamXpert Lite

DTA-2160-SXP   –      GigE and three ASI/SDI ports for PCI Express with StreamXpress and StreamXpert

DTA-2160-J-SXP   –     GigE and three ASI/SDI ports for PCI Express with DtJitter, StreamXpress and StreamXpert

DTA-2160-VR-J-SXP   –     GigE and three ASI/SDI ports for PCI Express with DtJitter, StreamXpress, StreamXpert and VF-Rec stream recorder


1.  StreamXpress –  Playout  Software

  • Low-cost, high-performance playout software that supports all DekTec output adapters
  • Endless play with optional automatic correction of continuity-counter, PCR/PTS/DTS and TDT/TOT fields
  • SOAP-based remote control to automate StreamXpress operations (DTC-302-RC option)
  • Saving and restoring playout parameters using XML-based settings file
  • Reproducible injection of errors in the transport stream with adjustable error rate
  • Easy-to-use control of modulation and channel simulation parameters

2StreamXpert – Transport Stream Analyser Software
• Real-time analysis, monitoring and recording of MPEG-2 transport streams
• Recording based on duration, size or manual
• Provides detailed statistics on the PIDs, services and tables found in the transport stream
• Displays PIDs, services, tables, descriptors, stream information and PID-grid (compact overview of all PIDs)
• User definable TR 101 290 templates
• PCR analysis
• Measurement of bitrates, PCR-accuracy and interval
• Integrated SD/HD video and audio decoder with support for MPEG-2, AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265, AVS, 4:2:2 and 10 bit video streams and MP1 / MP2 / (HE-)AAC / Dolby AC3 / Dolby AC4 audio
• Deep decoding of PSI, DVB-SI, DVB-RCS and ATSC-PSIP tables and descriptors
• Closed captions decoding
• SI decoding with user templates, Dolby AC4 analysis, multi-monitor support
• Support for analysing TS-over-IP streams via a DTA-2160 / DTA-2162 or a local network port
• The world’s most cost-effective and user-friendly transport-stream analyser

3.  StreamXpert Lite – Light-weight version of StreamXpert for viewing and recording transport-stream contents, and for decoding audio and video.

                                                             StreamXpert           StreamXpert Lite

Ribbon based GUI                                        ✓                               ✓
List with properties of all PIDs                      ✓                               –
List with properties of all services                 ✓                               partial
List with properties of all tables                    ✓                                –
Video Decoding
HEVC                                                            ✓                                ✓
AVC                                                               ✓                                ✓
AVS                                                               ✓                                ✓
MPEG-2                                                        ✓                                ✓
4:2:2                                                              ✓                                –
10-bit                                                             ✓                                –
Full screen mode                                          ✓                                ✓
Multi-monitor support                                    ✓                                ✓
Audio Decoding
HE-AAC                                                        ✓                                ✓
AAC                                                              ✓                                ✓
E-AC-3                                                          ✓                                ✓
AC-3                                                             ✓                                 ✓
MPEG-1 Layer II                                           ✓                                ✓
Supported Interfaces
DekTec input adapters                                   ✓                                 ✓
PC network ports                                           ✓                                 ✓
Custom table and descriptor templates         ✓                                  –
PID Grid, graphical overview of all PIDs        ✓                                  –
Dolby AC-4 analysis                                       ✓                                  –
Manual mode                                                ✓                                  ✓
Size based                                                    ✓                                  ✓
Duration based                                              ✓                                  ✓
Measurement and Compliance
TR 101 290 priority 1, 2 and 3                      ✓                                  –
Bitrate                                                           ✓                                  partial
PCR graphs                                                  ✓                                  –
PCR accuracy                                               ✓                                  –
PCR interval                                                  ✓                                  –
PCR frequency offset                                    ✓                                  –


4.   VF-Rec – Advanced transport-stream/SDI recorder
• Advanced recorder for TS, ETI, SDI, I/Q samples and T2MI.
• Allows to do continuous recording and remote control through SNMP
• Record to a single file, to multiple files or continuous
• SDI recording 10-bit full frame, up to 3G-SDI
• Remote monitoring and control through SNMP